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How Can We Stomach These Politicians?  
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13154733/

Privately funded trips add up on Capitol Hill
Nearly $50 million spent in 2000-2005, report says



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Over 5 1/2 years, Republican and Democratic lawmakers accepted nearly $50 million in trips, often to resorts and exclusive locales, from corporations and groups seeking legislative favors, according to the most comprehensive study to date on the subject of congressional travel.

From January 2000 through June 2005, House and Senate members and their aides were away from Washington for more than 81,000 days -- a combined 222 years -- on at least 23,000 trips, according to the report, issued yesterday by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity. About 2,300 of the trips cost $5,000 or more, at least 500 cost $10,000 or more, and 16 cost $25,000 or more.

On both sides of the isle:
Why are we allowing this crap to continue to happen?
Are we REALLY that stupid???

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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
Are we REALLY that stupid???

How long have you lived in this country?



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
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